In addition to achieving a very low infiltration rate (< 1 ACH 50), a robustly insulated thermal envelope and a high-efficient heat pump, this home has a 10KW ground mount solar array to offset its annual energy usage. On any particular day, the unused energy produced is banked in the electrical grid to be used for a rainy day when the sun is not shining. A heat pump hot water heater and an energy recovery ventilator help to keep energy demands low.
The modern architecture and selective use of material gives this home a unique feel. The home includes a variety of exposed steel and concrete throughout. The panels at the entry way, Corten metal roof and stucco work together to generate a 21st century appeal.